The Official Golden Gate Park Segway Tour in San Francisco, CA

Electric Tour CompanyGolden Gate ParkSan Francisco, CA 94118
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Overview

Take a 2.5 hour, fully narrated Segway tour of the gorgeous Golden Gate Park. The 7-mile tour explores beautifully landscaped trails that lead guests to sights such as Shakespeare Garden, Fern Grotto, and the Lily Pond. Throughout the tour, guests will have plenty of opportunity for photos with the amazing landscape. Tours are available daily and Segway training is included in the full experience.

Description

from The Official Golden Gate Park Segway Tour
A combination of designated trails, bike paths and low speed-light traffic streets are used to conduct the guided tour of the Park. After a 40 minute training on how to safely operate the Segway, you'll explore the sights of Golden Gate Park for two hours. Explore 8 miles of the Eastern part of the park which covers both famous landmark and hidden and less explored areas. Your experienced and fun tour guide will narrate your tour through a compact single ear-bud sound system. Each guest is issued a compact radio receiver so they don't miss a detail of what the guide is saying about each site seen on the tour.

Tour Highlights:
- The de Young Museum
- The California Academy of Sciences
- The Music Concourse & Temple of Music
- Lily Pond, Fer Grotto and Storybook Cross
- The Historic Carousel & The Lawn Bowling Courts
- The National Aids Memorial
- Shakespeare Garden, Stow Lake & Strawberry Hill
- The Rose, Rhododendron & The Dahlia Gardens
- The Japanese Tea Garden, The Conservatory of Flowers & Botanical Gardens

Requirements:
All Segway Riders must be 12 years or older. Riders under 18 years must be accompanied by parent or guardian on the tour. All guests must weigh between 100 - 250 lbs or 45 - 113 kilos. No pregnant guests allowed due to safety reasons. This activity is not recommended for guests that are ages 70 years and older or those with mobility issues. Each rider must sign a Liability Waiver. Helmets and safety vests are provided and required.

Advanced Requirements:
Previous i2 Segway Experience is required. All riders must have taken a two hour or more guided Segway tour on the newer i2 Segway within the last 2 years. The Advanced tour is less training and more riding time.

Wear comfortable closed toe and flat shoes. No high heels, flip flops or sandals. Bring an extra layer of warm, wind resistant clothing. Rain ponchos, knit gloves and warm jackets are available for guests use. Please leave bulky backpacks at home.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner or Intermediate
Tour Length: Approximately 2.5 hours (including 40 minutes of training)
Departure Location: Golden Gate Park
Located between the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences. Meet in the paved area behind the Temple of Music - the large stage. You must arrive 15 minutes prior to your schedule tour time. If you are late - you will lose your reservation and no refund will be issued. No exceptions.

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Joann B
"So much fun!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2017 NEW
My daughter and I did a tour of the wharf. After we got the hang of the segway, we had an amazing time. Our guide was Cass and she was really a lot of fun! I'd highly recommend her and this company.
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Dawn A
Hartland, Wisconsin
"No better way to maneuver San Francisco's hills!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2017 NEW
We had a great time zipping along the streets of SF. Our guide, Jessada, was fun, friendly, and responsive to our interests. The segways were very easy to use! Loved it!
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DRoz2017
Sydney, Australia
"A different Way to See San Francisco"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2017 NEW
My 19 year old daughter and I did the advanced hills and crooked street tour of San Francisco last Monday (17th July). We have been on several Segway tours before in other cities and find this type of tour fun, informative and a great way to see a city. Melanie, our guide, gave us a refresher course making sure we were ok to let loose in the traffic (Segways have to be ridden on the road in SF which can be a little disconcerting if you have not experienced it before) and off we went. She was very clear with her hand instructions and at no time did we feel uncomfortable being in the traffic. We were wearing a single ear bud so we could hear what Melanie was saying and also hear the traffic around us. We covered quite a few miles during which we rode up and down some of the steepest streets including Lombard Street as well as experiencing areas such as Telegraph Hill, China Town, the Financial District, Nob Hill and Russian Hill. One of the many highlights was stopping at the Cable Car Museum (its free!) after which we had coffee at a quaint cafe opposite. Melanie was a delight, loved her sense of humour and of course all the information about the city and its history. We would highly recommend the Electric Tour Company, they are organised, have several locations in the city and are close to public transport. So next time you are in San Francisco why don't you do a Segway tour? PS Even though the weather may be warm, on the top of the hills it can get cool so take a light jacket.
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dlfleck10
Edmond, Oklahoma
"Fun time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2017 NEW
My husband and I had never been on a segway before but the leaders made us totally comfortable by showing us exactly what to do and having us practice before we went on the tour. This was such a great tour of Golden Gate Park and there's no way we could have seen it all any other way. We had a great time!
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Patty1123
Boulder City, Nevada
"Best way to see San Francisco"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2017 NEW
We love Segways and have looked forward to this particular trip to San Francisco for quite awhile when we missed our chance a couple of years ago. We chose the Crooked Street tour and it was fantastic. We knew that Segways can go almost anywhere and today's tour proved that. Our introduction took us down the famous Lombard Street and then up (and down) Telegraph Hill. The tour took you through neighborhoods of North Beach and Nob Hill. Our guide was Kyle and he was fantastic. He was knowledgeable of the historical places and people. He kept the group together and accommodated a couple of the anxiuous tour participants. We definitely recommend this tour and plan to do this tour again in the future and bring our sons along.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Official Golden Gate Park Segway Tour

Are there physical limitations for who can and cannot ride a Segway?
We offer a 45-50 minute training session for all Segway tour guests. However, riding and navigating a Segway is not an ideal situation for individuals with or a history of mobility issues.

All guests who wish to participate in the tour must be able to easily and quickly step on and off without assistance. This movement is similar to ascending and descending stairs without the use of a handrail.

Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in the tour due to the risk of falling when navigating the Segway. Due to the same risk, individuals above the age of 70 are not allowed to participate.

In an effort to ensure all guests are safe throughout the entire tour experience, we require that all guests must be age 12 or older and weigh at least 100 lbs.

I need to cancel my reservation. What is the process for doing so?
Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a FULL REFUND with absolutely NO CANCELLATION FEES. Any reservations past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.

What happens in the case of rain?
All tours run in light rain, fog, or shine. In the case that a tour is canceled due to extreme weather, you will be given the opportunity to join a future tour.

What time is my tour?
You will set your tour time when making your reservation.

Is parking available?
No. There are no onsite parking facilities available. It is recommended that guests park at one of the many lots and garages nearby or utilize public transportation.

What should I wear for the tour?
Closed-toed shoes are required for tour participation. Wearing an extra layer such as a light jacket is ideal for the San Francisco weather.

Will I be taught how to ride a Segway?
Yes. All riders are thoroughly trained prior to the tour. Training instruction includes safe Segway operation, emergency stops, a safety cone course, and the “Share the Road” policy overview. Every rider is required to wear a helmet and wear a bright safety vest.